Summer Projects: Squirt Gun Tie Dye

squirt gun tie dye

This might just be the most fun project we’ve ever talked about on SD Accelerate. Now, your traditional tie dye is pretty fun. Making your own custom t-shirt with a unique design is awesome, right? Well this project takes things up a level by adding in a summertime favorite – squirt guns! Here’s how it works: What you need:

  • 1 or more squirt guns per child
  • 1 or more t-shirts per child
  • Tie dye
  • Plastic bags

What to do:

  • If you’re using a one step tie dye kit, you’ll want to mix water into the tie dye to start. Carefully pour the dye mixture into a squirt gun – one color per squirt gun.
  • Before you let the kids go at it, you might want to set a few ground rules. First, it’s probably best to limit this activity to the outdoors. Second, wearing clothes you don’t care about too much and maybe even plastic gloves is a great idea. Third, it’s not a great idea to shoot this stuff into someone’s eye.
  • Pass out the squirt guns, lay out the t-shirts, and let your kids have at it!
  • When they’re done, wrap up the shirts in individual plastic bags. Let them sit overnight before washing.

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